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post #136 of 1140
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BTW, try the LT1364...its sound is in between that of the LME49990 and the OPA2604. If you feel the 2604 is too dark and dry and 49990 too bright and lean, the LT1364 provides a middle ground in tone and soundstage.


Great feedback... Yeah I think i have a couple laying around somewhere
post #137 of 1140
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BTW, try the LT1364...its sound is in between that of the LME49990 and the OPA2604. If you feel the 2604 is too dark and dry and 49990 too bright and lean, the LT1364 provides a middle ground in tone and soundstage.




Great feedback... Yeah I think i have a couple laying around somewhere


Same...had a couple leftover from my Asus STX opamp rolling days.

post #138 of 1140
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Same...had a couple leftover from my Asus STX opamp rolling days.


Can't find mine.. Argggg. Well next in line is the dual mono 797's mounted on a dual browndog.
post #139 of 1140
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Same...had a couple leftover from my Asus STX opamp rolling days.


Can't find mine.. Argggg. Well next in line is the dual mono 797's mounted on a dual browndog.

Eeek they want 48.00 a piece for the 797's to mounted on a dual browndog eeek I might just go ahead and try the burson discrete opamp for that price. Don't know what to do the 797's sound so nice but going discrete is interesting
post #140 of 1140
Heres the thread on the Burson discrete opamp
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/346429/burson-discrete-opamps
post #141 of 1140
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Heres the thread on the Burson discrete opamp
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/346429/burson-discrete-opamps

Think I will toss a coin go with the 797's or the burson discrete..
post #142 of 1140

Having spent more time with the AD823, I have to say it is "almost" the right chip. 

Positives:  Sweet upper mids, clear midrange, full and controlled bass.  This chip gets the tone right and it is dynamic.  Instrument separation is excellent with a lot of air around individual performers.

Negative:  The soundstage is huge but oddly shaped.  It is extremely wide but has little depth.  In addition, I get the feeling I am on stage with the performers.  I can "see" them to my left and right and slighly in front of me.  At times they are behind me.  It is somewhat disconcerting.

I would love to find an opamp that sounds like the AD823 but with a deeper (and pushed back) soundstage.

post #143 of 1140
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Having spent more time with the AD823, I have to say it is "almost" the right chip. 

Positives:  Sweet upper mids, clear midrange, full and controlled bass.  This chip gets the tone right and it is dynamic.  Instrument separation is excellent with a lot of air around individual performers.

Negative:  The soundstage is huge but oddly shaped.  It is extremely wide but has little depth.  In addition, I get the feeling I am on stage with the performers.  I can "see" them to my left and right and slighly in front of me.  At times they are behind me.  It is somewhat disconcerting.

I would love to find an opamp that sounds like the AD823 but with a deeper (and pushed back) soundstage.


Yeah I know what you mean I feel the same way you do about it. there are so many opamps and discrete opamps to choose from its daunting. I chose the AD823 to go with based on prior opamp rolling with other equipment and the opamps I rolled in the Minimax. It seemed to be the best tradeoff
I still plan on rolling the 797's mounted dual and try a discrete opamp in U1 and U2 but hahaha I'm still fighting with rolling tubes in my Lyr. Now every change I make to the minimax changes my tube signature in the LyR so hahaha so many variables. But that's what makes it fun biggrin.gif
post #144 of 1140

At the moment, I've settled on stock for U1/U2 and single LME49990s in the U6/U7. Sounds best in my setup. The SS output sounds just as good as the tube, just different. Now I can switch between the two depending on my mood without losing any quality.

I'll give the AD823 a shot.


Edited by Shahrose - 5/27/11 at 6:39pm
post #145 of 1140
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At the moment, I've settled on stock for U1/U2 and single LME49990s in the U6/U7. Sounds best in my setup. The SS output sounds just as good as the tube, just different. Now I can switch between the two depending on my mood without losing any quality.

I'll give the AD823 a shot.


YOu changed your tube or stock?
post #146 of 1140

Still Siemens Silverplate.

post #147 of 1140
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Still Siemens Silverplate.


cool I thought about picking one up IM running the Grant fidelity suggested presnave tube it sounds good just a bit bright I tried a mullard and the mullard sounded muddy
post #148 of 1140

I would like to try a silverplate as well - keeping an eye out for one.  I am using a mullard currently and enjoying it but feel like i'm missing a little clarity.

I have been considering a 797 browndog as well. 

If you are considering a burson discrete, I'll order the browndog and we can switch to audition both.....

post #149 of 1140

Yea good thing about the silverplate is that it retains the SS clarity (and most of its speed) but adds liquidity to the mids while making the soundstage larger.


Edited by Shahrose - 5/28/11 at 11:20am
post #150 of 1140
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I would like to try a silverplate as well - keeping an eye out for one.  I am using a mullard currently and enjoying it but feel like i'm missing a little clarity.

I have been considering a 797 browndog as well. 

If you are considering a burson discrete, I'll order the browndog and we can switch to audition both.....


That's a great idea man Im all for it I will order the burson discrete within the next couple weeks probably sooner
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